Wednesday, 3 May 2017

# Saints

Saint James the Lesser

Statue of St. James the Less in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran by Angelo de Rossi


The 3rd of May is the feast day of Saint James the Lesser, also known as Saint James the Less, or Saint James the Just. He is the patron saint of pharmacists and the dying.

Saint James the Less was one of the Twelves Apostles as well as a cousin of Our Lord. Both he and his brother, Saint Jude followed Jesus in the second year of His ministry. Saint James was the first Apostle of whom Jesus appeared to after the resurrection. After Jesus' ascension into heaven, Saint James became the bishop of Jerusalem and was one of the important leaders of the early Church. His holiness and prayer life was well known. He prayed to such an extent that his forehead and knees were calloused due to the long time he would spend praying. He was even respected by the Jews and known to be a holy man. He wrote the epistle that bears his name in the New Testament. In 62 AD, in the reign of Emperor Nero, he was martyred by being thrown from the roof the Jerusalem temple and then was stoned and beaten to death.


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Our Lady of Medjugorje

August 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, with a motherly love I am calling you to open hearts to peace; to open hearts to my Son, so that in your hearts love for my Son may sing, because only out of that love peace comes in the soul. My children, I know that you have goodness, I know that you have love - a merciful love, but many of my children still have a closed heart. They think that they can do it without directing their thoughts towards the Heavenly Father who illuminates-towards my Son who is always with you anew in the Eucharist and who desires to listen to you. My children, why do you not speak to Him? The life of each of you is important and precious, because it is a gift from the Heavenly Father for eternity. Therefore, do not ever forget to keep on thanking Him: speak to Him. I know, my children, that what is to come afterwards is unknown to you, but when your hereafter comes you will receive all the answers. My motherly love desires that you be ready. My children, by your life keep putting good feelings in the hearts of the people whom you meet, feelings of peace, goodness, love and forgiveness. Through prayer, hearken to what My Son is saying and act accordingly. Anew, I am calling you to prayer for your shepherds, for those whom my Son has called. Remember that they need prayers and love. Thank you.

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